Istanbul is unique. It is the only city in the world where two continents meet. Enjoy old and new in the cultural capital of Turkey with Istanbul expert Marc Guillet

Shopping for antiques in Çukucuma

Posted on 23 November 2014

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 A very authentic neighborhood to shop for antiques is Çukucuma. Old furniture and other outdated stuff from elderly people who leave their houses in the neighboring districts of Cihangir and Beyoğlu is here to be found. A quiet hood with lots of conservative and pious migrants from villages and little towns of Anatolia. According to… Read more »

Sculpture show @ Gallery Ilayda

Posted on 16 May 2014

Gallery Ilayda in Nişantaşı is hosting an impressive solo sculpture show “Agony”, by Aysel Alver. I loved it! Walking around the sculptures and taking it all in was a real pleasure when I visited the gallery yesterday. Aysel Alver points to the concept of “agony” at her fifth solo exhibition. Alver uses this term, which is generally used… Read more »

What to do with the kids this summer?

Posted on 29 July 2012

Visit the Bazaar with your kids. Photo: Slawomira Kozieniec

What to do with your kids during the long summer holiday? You can take them to the Istanbul Aquarium in Florya, to Jurassic Land in the shopping center Forum at Bayrampasa, to the Spice Bazaar, on boat ride on one of the ferries or on the long Bosporus tour, to one of the Princes islands… Read more »

Bodies, money & pride in photo exhibition

Posted on 21 January 2012
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 Gözde Türkkan (a.k.a. Mimiko), whom we know from her previous series ‘Pudica’ (2007), ‘I was looking to see if you were looking back at me to see me looking back at you’ (2008) and ‘Pay Here’ (Intersection IV, x-ist, 2010), opens her second solo show, ‘Full Contact’ January 26th at Gallery X-ist. Türkkan’s brand new… Read more »

Boijmans van Beuningen @ Istanbul Modern

Posted on 19 January 2012

16 February-8 May 2012, exhibiton “La La La, Human Steps”, a selection from the Collection of the renowned Dutch Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam (visual arts and cultural heritage) in Istanbul Modern. The exhibition is part of the activities in Turkey to celebrate the 400th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Netherland and Turkey…. Read more »

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